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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319140/role-of-muscle-il-6-in-gender-specific-metabolism-in-mice
#1
Amalia Molinero, Antonio Fernandez-Perez, Aina Mogas, Mercedes Giralt, Gemma Comes, Olaya Fernandez-Gayol, Mario Vallejo, Juan Hidalgo
The aim of the present work was to further explore the physiological roles of muscle-derived IL-6. Adult-floxed and conditional skeletal muscle IL-6 knock out male and female mice were used to study energy expenditure (indirect calorimetry at rest and during treadmill exercise, and body temperature cycle during the light phase) and energy intake (response to fast/refeeding). We also evaluated the responses to leptin and the activity of the insulin signalling pathway in skeletal muscle and liver by phosphorylation of Akt at Ser 473...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286541/an-evaluation-of-inexpensive-methods-for-root-image-acquisition-when-using-rhizotrons
#2
Awaz Mohamed, Yogan Monnier, Zhun Mao, Guillaume Lobet, Jean-Luc Maeght, Merlin Ramel, Alexia Stokes
BACKGROUND: Belowground processes play an essential role in ecosystem nutrient cycling and the global carbon budget cycle. Quantifying fine root growth is crucial to the understanding of ecosystem structure and function and in predicting how ecosystems respond to climate variability. A better understanding of root system growth is necessary, but choosing the best method of observation is complex, especially in the natural soil environment. Here, we compare five methods of root image acquisition using inexpensive technology that is currently available on the market: flatbed scanner, handheld scanner, manual tracing, a smartphone application scanner and a time-lapse camera...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268090/both-r-loop-removal-and-ribonucleotide-excision-repair-activities-of-rnase-h2-contribute-substantially-to-chromosome-stability
#3
Deborah A Cornelio, Hailey N C Sedam, Jessica A Ferrarezi, Nadia M V Sampaio, Juan Lucas Argueso
Cells carrying deletions of genes encoding H-class ribonucleases display elevated rates of chromosome instability. The role of these enzymes is to remove RNA-DNA associations including persistent mRNA-DNA hybrids (R-loops) formed during transcription, and ribonucleotides incorporated into DNA during replication. RNases H1 and H2 can degrade the RNA component of R-loops, but only RNase H2 can initiate accurate ribonucleotide excision repair (RER). In order to examine the specific contributions of these activities to chromosome stability, we measured rates of loss-of-heterozygosity (LOH) in diploid Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast strains carrying the rnh201-RED separation-of-function allele, encoding a version of RNase H2 that is RER-defective, but partly retains its other activity...
February 20, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246499/energy-systems-efficiency-influences-the-results-of-2-000-m-race-simulation-among-elite-rowers
#4
Stefan Adrian Martin, Valeriu Tomescu
HYPOTHESIS: Energy efficiency within an elite group of athletes will ensure metabolic adaptation during training. OBJECTIVES: To identify energy system efficiency and contribution according to exercise intensity, and performance obtained during a 2,000 m race simulation in an elite group of rowers. METHOD: An observational cross-sectional study was conducted in February 2016 in Bucharest, Romania, on a group of 16 elite rowers. Measurements were performed through Cosmed Quark CPET equipment, and Concept 2 ergometer, by conducting a VO2max test over a standard rowing distance of 2,000 m...
2017: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229643/vestpd-as-a-measure-of-ventilatory-acclimatization-to-hypobaric-hypoxia
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J A Loeppky, A C Sheard, R M Salgado, C M Mermier
This study compared the ventilation response to an incremental ergometer exercise at two altitudes: 633 mmHg (resident altitude = 1,600 m) and following acute decompression to 455 mmHg (≈4,350 m altitude) in eight male cyclists and runners. At 455 mmHg, the VESTPD at RER <1.0 was significantly lower and the VEBTPS was higher because of higher breathing frequency; at VO2max, both VESTPD and VEBTPS were not significantly different. As percent of VO2max, the VEBTPS was nearly identical and VESTPD was 30% lower throughout the exercise at 455 mmHg...
September 2016: Physiol Int
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218889/scaling-human-cancer-risks-from-low-let-to-high-let-when-dose-effect-relationships-are-complex
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Igor Shuryak, Albert J Fornace, Kamal Datta, Shubhankar Suman, Santosh Kumar, Rainer K Sachs, David J Brenner
Health risks from space radiations, particularly from densely ionizing radiations, represent an important challenge for long-ranged manned space missions. Reliable methods are needed for scaling low-LET to high-LET radiation risks for humans, based on animal or in vitro studies comparing these radiations. The current standard metric, relative biological effectiveness (RBE) compares iso-effect doses of two radiations. By contrast, a proposed new metric, radiation effects ratio (RER), compares effects of two radiations at the same dose...
February 20, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211029/influence-of-segmental-body-composition-and-adiposity-hormones-on-resting-metabolic-rate-and-substrate-utilization-in-overweight-and-obese-adults
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K R Hirsch, A E Smith-Ryan, M N M Blue, M G Mock, E T Trexler
PURPOSE: Low resting metabolic rate (RMR) and high carbohydrate reliance at rest are associated with weight gain, but are highly variable in obese individuals. This study determined the relationship of total and segmental body composition and adiposity hormones with RMR and respiratory exchange ratio (RER) in overweight and obese adults. METHODS: In 49 men (n = 23) and premenopausal women (n = 26) [mean ± SD; age = 35.0 ± 8.9 years; body mass index (BMI) = 33...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169958/cardiorespiratory-function-does-not-improve-two-years-after-posterior-surgical-correction-of-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
#8
Alejandro Lorente, Carlos Barrios, Jesús Burgos, Eduardo Hevia, Luis Fernández-Pineda, Rafael Lorente, Bárbara Rosa, Cristina Pérez-Encinas
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective evaluation of cardiorespiratory function following spinal fusion in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the cardiopulmonary function during exercise in patients with severe AIS, before and two years after undergoing a posterior spinal fusion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: After surgical correction of scoliosis, a greater cardiorespiratory adaptation to exercise would be expected from correction of the rib cage associated with the spine deformity...
February 6, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128928/a-direct-in-vivo-comparison-of-the-melanocortin-monovalent-agonist-ac-his-dphe-arg-trp-nh2-versus-the-bivalent-agonist-ac-his-dphe-arg-trp-pedg20-his-dphe-arg-trp-nh2-a-bivalent-advantage
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Cody J Lensing, Danielle N Adank, Stacey L Wilber, Katie T Freeman, Sathya M Schnell, Robert Charles Speth, Adam T Zarth, Carrie Haskell-Luevano
Bivalent ligands targeting putative melanocortin receptor dimers have been developed and characterized in vitro, however studies of their functional in vivo effects have been limited. The current report compares the effects of homobivalent ligand CJL-1-87, Ac-His-DPhe-Arg-Trp-PEDG20-His-DPhe-Arg-Trp-NH2, to monovalent ligand CJL-1-14, Ac-His-DPhe-Arg-Trp-NH2 on energy homeostasis in mice after central intracerebroventricular (ICV) administration into the lateral ventricle of the brain. Bivalent ligand CJL-1-87 had noteworthy advantages as an anti-obesity probe over CJL-1-14 in a fasting-refeeding in vivo paradigm...
January 27, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124871/positive-surgical-margins-and-local-recurrence-after-simple-enucleation-and-standard-partial-nephrectomy-for-malignant-renal-tumors-systematic-review-of-the-literature-and-meta-analysis-of-prevalence
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Andrea Minervini, Riccardo Campi, Francesco Sessa, Ithaar Derweesh, Jihad H Kaouk, Andrea Mari, Koon H Rha, Maurizio Sessa, Alessandro Volpe, Marco Carini, Robert G Uzzo
BACKGROUND: The definition of the safest width of healthy renal margin to achieve oncological efficacy and therefore of the safest resection technique (RT) during partial nephrectomy (PN) continues to be widely debated. The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of positive surgical margins (PSM), loco-regional recurrence (LRR) and renal recurrence (RER) rates after simple enucleation (SE) and standard partial nephrectomy (SPN) for malignant renal tumors in studies with a minimum follow-up of 2 years...
January 26, 2017: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106120/altered-glucose-and-lipid-homeostasis-in-liver-and-adipose-tissue-pre-dispose-inducible-nos-knockout-mice-to-insulin-resistance
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Babu Nageswararao Kanuri, Jitendra S Kanshana, Sanjay C Rebello, Priya Pathak, Anand P Gupta, Jiaur R Gayen, Kumaravelu Jagavelu, Madhu Dikshit
On the basis of diet induced obesity and KO mice models, nitric oxide is implied to play an important role in the initiation of dyslipidemia induced insulin resistance. However, outcomes using iNOS KO mice have so far remained inconclusive. The present study aimed to assess IR in iNOS KO mice after 5 weeks of LFD feeding by monitoring body composition, energy homeostasis, insulin sensitivity/signaling, nitrite content and gene expressions changes in the tissues. We found that body weight and fat content in KO mice were significantly higher while the respiratory exchange ratio (RER), volume of carbon dioxide (VCO2), and heat production were lower as compared to WT mice...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090793/development-and-validation-of-a-predictor-of-insufficient-enhancement-during-the-hepatobiliary-phase-of-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Enming Cui, Wansheng Long, Liangping Luo, Maoqing Hu, Liebin Huang, Xiangmeng Chen
Background Insufficient enhancement of liver parenchyma negatively affects diagnostic accuracy of Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Currently, there is no reliable method for predicting insufficient enhancement during the hepatobiliary phase (HBP) in Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI. Purpose To develop a predictor for insufficient enhancement of liver parenchyma during HBP in Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI. Material and Methods In order to formulate a HBP enhancement test (HBP-ET), clinical factors associated with relative enhancement ratio (RER) of liver parenchyma were retrospectively determined from the datasets of 156 patients (Development group) who underwent Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI between November 2012 and May 2015...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090142/the-midpoint-between-ventilatory-thresholds-approaches-maximal-lactate-steady-state-intensity-in-amateur-cyclists
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A B Peinado, Dm Pessôa Filho, V Díaz, P J Benito, M Álvarez-Sánchez, A G Zapico, F J Calderón
The aim was to determine whether the midpoint between ventilatory thresholds (MPVT) corresponds to maximal lactate steady state (MLSS). Twelve amateur cyclists (21.0 ± 2.6 years old; 72.2 ± 9.0 kg; 179.8 ± 7.5 cm) performed an incremental test (25 W·min(-1)) until exhaustion and several constant load tests of 30 minutes to determine MLSS, on different occasions. Using MLSS determination as the reference method, the agreement with five other parameters (MPVT; first and second ventilatory thresholds: VT1 and VT2; respiratory exchange ratio equal to 1: RER = 1...
December 2016: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079107/phenotyping-for-the-dynamics-of-field-wheat-root-system-architecture
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Xinxin Chen, Qishuo Ding, Zbigniew Błaszkiewicz, Jiuai Sun, Qian Sun, Ruiyin He, Yinian Li
We investigated a method to quantify field-state wheat RSA in a phenotyping way, depicting the 3D topology of wheat RSA in 14d periods. The phenotyping procedure, proposed for understanding the spatio-temporal variations of root-soil interaction and the RSA dynamics in the field, is realized with a set of indices of mm scale precision, illustrating the gradients of both wheat root angle and elongation rate along soil depth, as well as the foraging potential along the side directions. The 70d was identified as the shifting point distinguishing the linear root length elongation from power-law development...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040618/oxidative-damage-ultrastructural-alterations-and-gene-expressions-of-hemocytes-in-the-freshwater-crab-sinopotamon-henanense-exposed-to-cadmium
#15
Yanying Zhou, Weixin Jing, Hans-Uwe Dahms, Jiang-Shiou Hwang, Lan Wang
Toxicity of Cd was tested with the hemocytes of the freshwater crab, Sinopotamon henanense, which were exposed to concentrations of 0, 0.725, 1.450, and 2.900mgL(-1) Cd for 7, 14 and 21 d. We investigated the effects of Cd on the total antioxidant capacity (TAC), and oxidative damage of biomarkers, such as malondialdehyde (MDA), protein carbonyl derivates (PCO), and DNA-protein crosslink (DPC). Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) was applied to assess ultrastructural changes of hemocytes. The mRNA expression levels of prophenoloxidase (proPO), lysozyme (LSZ), metallothionein (MT), and the activity of phenoloxidase (PO) were also determined...
April 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028037/muscle-interleukin-6-and-fasting-induced-pdh-regulation-in-mouse-skeletal-muscle
#16
Anders Gudiksen, Lærke Bertholdt, Mikkel Birkkjær Vingborg, Henriette Watson Hansen, Stine Ringholm, Henriette Pilegaard
Fasting prompts a metabolic shift in substrate utilization from carbohydrate to predominant fat oxidation in skeletal muscle and pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH) is seen as a controlling link between the competitive oxidation of carbohydrate and fat during metabolic challenges like fasting. Interleukin (IL)-6 has been proposed to be released from muscle with concomitant effects on both glucose and fat utilization. The aim was to test the hypothesis that IL-6 has a regulatory impact on fasting-induced suppression of skeletal muscle PDH...
December 27, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004426/inhibition-of-anaphase-promoting-complex-by-silence-apc-ccdh1to-enhance-radiosensitivity-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cells
#17
Chunmiao Wang, Zhengying Su, Huaxin Hou, Danrong Li, Zhiyu Pan, Wei Tian, Chunyan Mo
The aim of this study was to investigate the possibility of APC/C(Cdh1) as a potential therapeutic target in the radiosensitivity of nasopharyngeal carcinoma(NPC) cell CNE-1, and explain the role of APC subunits after silence of Cdh1 combined with radiotherapy. Transfection with Cdh1 shRNA significantly increased the radiosensitivity of CNE-1 cells and the radiation enhancement ratio (RER) of sh-Cdh1 cells was 1.76. Knockdown of Cdh1 in CNE-1 cells increased irradiation induced apoptosis and G2/M phase cell cycle arrest...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996337/steady-state-energy-balance-in-animal-models-of-obesity-and-weight-loss
#18
Magnus Kringstad Olsen, Helene Johannessen, Nikki Cassie, Perry Barrett, Koji Takeuchi, Bård Kulseng, Duan Chen, Chun-Mei Zhao
OBJECTIVE: We wanted to exam the steady-state energy balance by using high-fat diet-induced obese (DIO) rats and mice as models for positive energy balance, and gastric bypassed (GB) rats and gene knockout of muscarinic acetylcholine M3 receptor (M3KO) mice as models for negative energy balance. METHODS: One hundred and thirty-two rats and mice were used. Energy balance was measured by a comprehensive laboratory animal monitoring system. Gene expression was analysed by in situ hybridisation in M3KO mice...
April 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968756/palatability-and-clinical-effects-of-an-oral-recuperation-fluid-during-the-recovery-of-dogs-with-suspected-parvoviral-enteritis
#19
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Reut Tenne, Lauren A Sullivan, Elena T Contreras, Francisco Olea-Popelka, David C Twedt, Jeffrey Fankhauser, Logan Mastrianna, Michael R Lappin
Dogs infected with canine parvovirus (CPV) can develop severe enteritis that requires supportive care until voluntary food and water consumption return. An oral recuperation fluid (ORF) may assist in the overall recovery from CPV. The hypotheses of the study were that dogs with naturally infected CPV would prefer the ORF to water and that dogs consuming the ORF would have a more rapid return to voluntary appetite and improved caloric intake during the initial recovery period compared with dogs consuming water...
June 2016: Topics in Companion Animal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928213/proposal-for-a-specific-aerobic-test-for-football-players-the-footeval
#20
Christophe Manouvrier, Johan Cassirame, Saïd Ahmaidi
The aim of this study was to evaluate the reproducibility and validity of the "Footeval" test, which evaluates football players' aerobic level in conditions close to those of football practice (intermittent, including technical skills). Twenty-four highly trained subjects from an elite football academy (17.8 ± 1.4 years, 5 training sessions per week) performed two Footeval sessions in a period of 7 days. Physiological variables measured during these sessions (VO2max 58.1 ± 5.6 and 58.7 ± 6.2 ml·min(-1)·kg(-1); RER 1...
December 2016: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
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